Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

DIAGNOSING JESUS

According to Fox News, psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians. It is interesting to note that psychotherapy literally means, 'healing of the soul', yet the current psychiatric establishment lacks a soul. It does not concern itself with udnerstanding spiritual issues or the human condition, but rather is focused on subjective diagnosis and suppression of behavior through drugs.
If Jesus Christ were to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, what diagnosis would be formulated? It is likely that Christ would fall into many of the criteria that psychiatrists have laid out for so called mental disorder.
The proclamation of Himself as the Son of God- delusional thinking? narcissism?
time spent in the desert tempted by the devil- visual and auditory hallucinations?
The Agony in the Garden of Gethesemane- anxiety issues?
after the Crucifixion- Post Traumatic Stress?
overturning the money changers tables- intermittent explosive disorder?
challenging the Pharisees- some oppositionality, possibly anti-social traits?

1 comment:

Syl said...

Good Point. It is also worthy to note that many people we study and envy today would've also fallen under these fake titles that psychiatrists give to people who don't fit the constraints of mediocrity.

Examples:
Beethoven: A musical genius who could've been one of the fussiest, most explosive men alive.

John Nash: Scientific scholar who basically proved via Math that intelligence, if not intelligent design, exists in the universe, was a schizophrenic who gave up his medication (that prevented him from abstract thinking) and learned to control his issues through his will.

Einstein: Often rode a unicycle while sticking out his tongue and declared over and over that imagination would always be more important than knowledge! (He was also a horrible math student.)

Its so much easier to fix a person with a pill than to fix the world.... When did we become so lazy as a society....